A group of prisoners being transported by train to Alcatraz prison plot an escape.

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Doug Forbes (as Donald Barry)
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William Phipps ...
Tommy Callahan
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Guard Grady
June Storey ...
Virginia Marley
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Aunt Ella
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Bart Kanin
Chester Clute ...
Train Conductor Yelvington
Ralph Dunn ...
U.S. Marshal Mark Stevens
Richard Irving ...
Andy Anders
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Nick
Michael Carr ...
Marty Mason
Marc Krah ...
Slip Mahaffey
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Hutch Hutchins
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Geronimo
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The last car of a transcontinental train streaking through desolate desert country is filled with convicts headed for Alcatraz. Each is filled but with one thought---escape! Mobster Bart Kanin has an escape angle that "can't miss"---providing there's a fall guy. Having framed young Tommy Callahan on a murder rap, Kanin plans on killing two birds with one stone by making him the victim. Kanin refuses to string along, knowing that Kanin and his moll, Virginia, pinned the murder charge on him while the real killer, Marty Mason, went free. He turns to tough-guy Doug Forbes, Kanin's rival, for protection. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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28 June 1948 (USA)  »

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An exciting little yarn.

I was amazed by this pretty little flick that Republic pictures gave us. A sort of THE LAST MILE aboard a train. Don red Barry is here the convicts gang lead, the equivalent of the Preston Foster or Mickey Rooney characters for the two versions of THE LAST MILE. A cold blooded killer.

A wild bunch of convicts are aboard a train which lead them to the famous Rock. Of course, they plan to escape. Exciting at the most.

We can find here Roy Barcroft, as a warden. He is very good in this character, unusual for him. Keep in mind that he was the heavy one for most of the Republic Pictures movies. He was seldom on this side of the law...

Plenty of thrill, action sequences. A Republic Pictures at their best. So is Red Barry. He is usually the good one.

Such a shame that there is the usual good and honest convict, accused of a murder he did not commit, and who clears himself at the end. I am tired of that. That pisses me of !!!


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